Buffel/Tifton Mix Hay?
Is this good hay for horses? It is fertilized and irrigated. I'm in Texas, so we have really slim pickings when it comes to hay right now since 99% of the state is in a drought and the wildfires are eating up hayfields.
I've read that buffel hay can cause "big head disease" in horses (never heard of it before looking up this hay) because it has something in it that prevents the horse's body from absorbing and using all of the calcium that it eats. That's my main concern with this hay, but I'm wondering if the Tifton 85 would offset that. I read that you can also feed a calcium supplement to offset this, so I could do that as well.
I'm mainly curious about you guys' opinions on Buffel hay. I've never heard of it before and I haven't been able to find too much information about it.